CLEVELAND (AP) – Josh Tomlin came through with another quality
outing and designated hitter Travis Hafner hit a two-run homer in
his last start for a while, leading Cleveland to a 4-3 win over the
Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night before the Indians leave for
three NL cities.
Tomlin (9-4) allowed three runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings.
He has gone at least six innings in 14 of 15 starts, and a minimum
of five in all 27 as a major leaguer.
Hafner, sorely missed by the Indians when he was on the disabled
list, homered in the sixth off Jason Hammel (4-7) and the Indians
avoided being swept in three straight by Colorado.
Ty Wigginton’s second homer, a two-run shot in the seventh, got
the Rockies close but they couldn’t do much against the bullpen.
Details of Cox allegations will be released
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) – An arrest affidavit detailing the
sexual assault allegations against Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox
will be released next week with the names of the accuser and a
friend redacted to protect their privacy.
District Court Judge Paul King on Wednesday sided with The
Associated Press and The Denver Post, who argued for the document’s
unsealing. King ruled that neither prosecutors nor Cox defense
attorney Harvey Steinberg presented sufficient evidence that the
affidavit’s release would jeopardize Cox’s right to a fair trial.
Cox is charged with one count of sexual assault while the victim
was physically helpless and one count of sexual assault while the
victim was incapable of determining the nature of the conduct.
Cox has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to go on trial in
Elsewhere in sports…
SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge gave prosecutors more time to
decide whether home run record-holder Barry Bonds should face
another perjury trial.
U.S. District Judge Susan Illston granted the prosecutors’
request Thursday. Prosecutors must decide whether Bonds should
stand trial on three perjury charges on which a jury deadlocked
after a monthlong trial ending April 13. The jury did convict Bonds
of felony obstruction of justice after they determined he gave a
misleading answer to a question about injecting steroids.
Prosecutors argued that the judge should first decide whether to
toss out Bonds’ conviction for obstruction before scheduling a new
trial. Bonds’ attorney have asked for an acquittal or a new trial
on the obstruction charge.
The two sides are next scheduled back in court on Aug. 26.
NFL owners and players are meeting for the second straight day
in the Boston area as they attempt to close in on a new collective
A person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press
that the meetings which began Wednesday have stretched into
Among those in attendance are Commissioner Roger Goodell and
members of his labor committee, and players’ association chief
DeMaurice Smith and several players.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the
negotiations are confidential.